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What can we learn from the CIA vaccination hoax?

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Air date: August 4, 2013

Host: Barbara Lewis

Healthcare Policy & Public Health
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Interview: Eric Meslin, Ph.D., bioethicist, Indiana University.
Steve Jay, M.D., public health executive policy expert, Indiana University.



In 2011, the British paper The Guardian leaked information that the CIA organized a fake vaccination program in several Pakistani towns around where Osama bin Laden was believed to be living in hopes of gathering DNA from some of his relatives. In this earlier interview from the Aug. 14, 2011, "Sound Medicine," IU bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., and IU public health policy expert Steve Jay, M.D., discuss the practical implications of using health campaigns for ulterior purposes.